My Emily Dickinson Susan Howe

My Emily Dickinson

Author: Susan Howe
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Book Title
My Emily Dickinson
Author
Susan Howe
ISBN
9780811216838
For Wallace Stevens, "Poetry is the scholar's art." Susan Howe--taking the poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides--embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, "My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun," Howe tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Bront , Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. "Dickinson's life was language and a lexicon her landscape. Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text...."Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Susan HowePublisher: New Directions Publishing CorporationPublished: 11/15/2007ISBN: 9780811216838Pages: 144Weight: 0.51lbsSize: 8.94h x 6.16w x 0.41dReview Citations: Library Journal 05/01/2008 pg. 118Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2008 pg. 265

For Wallace Stevens, "Poetry is the scholar's art." Susan Howe--taking the poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides--embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, "My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun," Howe tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Bront , Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. "Dickinson's life was language and a lexicon her landscape. Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text...."



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Susan Howe
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 11/15/2007
ISBN: 9780811216838
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.51lbs
Size: 8.94h x 6.16w x 0.41d

Review Citations: Library Journal 05/01/2008 pg. 118
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2008 pg. 265

For Wallace Stevens, "Poetry is the scholar's art." Susan Howe--taking the poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides--embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, "My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun," Howe tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Bront , Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. "Dickinson's life was language and a lexicon her landscape. Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text...."



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Susan Howe
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 11/15/2007
ISBN: 9780811216838
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.51lbs
Size: 8.94h x 6.16w x 0.41d

Review Citations: Library Journal 05/01/2008 pg. 118
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2008 pg. 265